Washburn's mascot, the Ichabod, honors the school's early benefactor, Ichabod Washburn, a 19th century Massachusetts industrialist. The original design of the studious-looking, tuxedo-clad figure was created in 1938 by Bradbury Thompson (ba '34), who became an internationally acclaimed graphic artist. Design wasn't Thompson's only consideration. To the stylized Ichabod the artist attributed the qualities of "...courage and enthusiasm, as shown by his brisk walk. He is democratic and courteous, for he tips his hat as he passes. Sincere in his search for truth and knowledge, he studiously carries a book under his arm..."
** The Master of Science in Special Education fulfills licensing requirements in the State of North Dakota and North Dakota is part of the National Association of Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate agreement. If you plan to seek licensure in your state of residence, it is your responsibility to contact your state’s licensure board to determine if this program will meet their requirements. A listing of licensing agencies by state can be found on the NASDTEC web site . The Special Education department can work with students on an individual basis to fulfill licensing requirements. This information is provided in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement. This degree program also requires attending class on a specific day and time, however you can connect from anywhere in the world. For more information contact the Special Education department at 701-858-3050.